WHAT IS ROASTERS SMACKDOWN?
In 2018 Roaster Smackdown was born, our mission was to create an event that broken boundaries and gave a new meaning to industry competitions.
We decided that the best way to do this was to break the barriers between judge and attendees; we gave over 200 participants the opportunity to taste the top competitors’ coffees and vote for their own winner.
In the lead up to the Roaster Smackdown main event we held workshops ranging from; latte art classes and smackdowns, roasting courses, new industry technology showcases, manual brew workshops and smackdowns, cuppings and more.
WHAT IS NEW THIS YEAR?
WE ARE COMING TO MELBOURNE!
We have partnered with La Marzocco and Cafe Imports to bring the event to Melbourne this year. Once we've wrapped up in Sydney we will be heading over to bring together some of Melbourne’s best roasters together to compete for the trophy.
In 2019 we want to create positive change in the industry through education and discussion on topics that affect us all. Many of our lead-up events cover a range of topics from; new studies on roasting, sustainability, technician workshops, understanding finance and more.
We have kept our fun and exciting Latte Art Workshop and Smackdown, this year lead by the up and coming 2nd Place National Champion Alice Park.